Bilderhoos goes on a Ten-Day Play Date

We are overjoyed to be part of the Ten Days of Play event going on right now (February 12 - 21, 2016) at The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, MA.  

We shipped a 500 lb Bilderhoos set to them last week -- enough 'hoos boards to make a small town or a large rambling play house. Which they did!

Bilderhoos is part of Ten Days of Play event at The Berkshire Museum, February 2016. Photo credit: Craig Langlois 

The kids next door and a couple of T-Rexes came over to play. See what happened.

Three days ago Norman and Henry from next door learned that I have a Bilderhoos and that it lives on my back porch. They've built with it at every opportunity, and according to their Mom, they talk of little else.  Today Henry chose to build a pickup truck, which became a semi-truck, and ended up being some kind of lighthouse tower, with an imaginary glow to guide the sea monsters of Lake Michigan past our rocky shores. Anyway, this video is of the guys on Day 1, when their pal David came over. It contains a surprise.

A Video Tutorial: How To Assemble A Basic Hoos

Short, speedy, and meant to get kids started. Once kids can see how simple the concept it, they usually take it from there and come up with lots of ideas of their own.

Download this printable sheet for some build ideas. 

The stop-motion was shot in the shop in Olympia by Kieran and Sean, and narrated by me in iMovie on my computer in Chicago.

New time-lapse videos coming soon!

Kieran and Sean spent a couple of hours at Priest Point Park yesterday. They shot some preliminary time-lapse video of the new Bilderhoos play set design. Here's a preview ...

We're in the paper! Bilderhoos founders are featured in Olympia Power & Light

Read it all here! Holly Graham wrote about us for New Business Oly.

This is one of the photos that DIDN'T make it into the newspaper, but I like so I'm putting it here. :)  

Photo by Holly Graham.